Corrosive effects of smoke with different concentrations from PVC on 304 stainless steel and 6061 aluminium alloy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Journal / PublicationCorrosion Engineering Science and Technology
Issue number2
Online published6 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Three hundred and four stainless steel and 6061 aluminium alloy samples were exposed to different concentrations of smoke generated by polyvinyl chloride in high humidity. The corrosion kinetics of 304 stainless steel and 6061 aluminium alloy under smoke were found to obey the power function and a linear rule, respectively. Pitting corrosion in smoke became increasingly obvious with exposure time. Surface morphology and chemical compositions of corrosion products were analysed by scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Possible corrosion mechanisms were proposed and compared. All the analysis helps to provide basic information for the determination of smoke damage and timely rescue after fire.

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  • concentration, mass loss, metal corrosion, SEM, Smoke corrosivity, XPS

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